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It's Tony Time at End of the Rainbow with Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Finneran & More

It's Tony Time at End of the Rainbow with Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Finneran & More
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These days, it seems that the Belasco Theatre’s "Rainbow Room" boasts as many famous faces as the wall at Sardi’s. On the weekend on June 1, Tony nominee Tracie Bennett welcomed Tony host Neil Patrick Harris, future Annie star and two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adrienne Maloof to End of the Rainbow ...

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Leading Lady Did End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Almost Play?

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Leading Lady Did End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Almost Play?

As the excitement builds for the 2012 Tony Awards, Broadway.com is presenting a series of exclusive video features in which your favorite nominated stars spill secrets about themselves, their stage faves and their preparation for Broadway's big night. Next up to bat is Michael Cumpsty, who received his first nomination (despite having appeared in 15 Broadway shows!) for ...

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Liv Tyler and Kathleen Turner Join Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow’s Rainbow Room

Liv Tyler and Kathleen Turner Join Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow’s Rainbow Room
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Two-time Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and film star Liv Tyler took a trip “over the rainbow” to see Tracie Bennett’s award-winning performance as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. After the enthusiastic curtain call on May 29, the two sun-kissed actresses and ...

Tracie Bennett Gets Tony! The End of the Rainbow Star's Special Visitor

Tracie Bennett Gets Tony! The End of the Rainbow Star's Special Visitor
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Tracie Bennett celebrated her first Tony nomination on May 1 by welcoming celebrity guests from America and the U.K. to End of the Rainbow. American crooner and real-life friend of Judy Garland Tony Bennett (no relation to Tracie!) was in attendance, as well as Olivier Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch (and Star Trek star) and U.K. TV mogul Steven ...

End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Michael Cumpsty
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, End ...

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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

Michael Cumpsty has appeared in 15 Broadway shows, so he knows a thing or two about setting up a cozy dressing room. The actor, who is back on the boards as Judy Garland’s pianist and confidante Anthony in the new drama End of the Rainbow, invited Broadway.com to check out his oasis at the Belasco Theatre. Cumpsty’s ...

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Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Tracie Bennett’s performance as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow is the “talk of the town.” In the new play, Bennett sings Garland’s most famous torch songs (“The Man That Got Away,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) and Broadway’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson was at the Belasco Theatre to capture Bennett’s captivating ...

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Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room

Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room
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When Judy Garland performs, the celebrities turn up! End of the Rainbow welcomed several famous faces to its fabulous Rainbow Room after the April 6 performance. Emmy winner and Tony nominee Alec Baldwin, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey and Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman all lined up to congratulate Tracie Bennett on her captivating performance as Judy Garland ...

Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett brought the Belasco Theatre to its feet with her raw portrayal of Judy Garland at the April 2 Broadway opening of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. After the performance and long ovation, the starry crowd joined Bennett and her co-stars for a black-tie bash at the Plaza Hotel. Broadway.com was there ...

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